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JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1740 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401   |  
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Ranked #18 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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“Great location/friendly/helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We just stayed here on a 3 day college excursion/layover on the way back east. The common areas and patio were beautiful. Service was very good -- probably could have used more staff to service guests promptly for food/beverages -- valet and front desk were wonderful. Pool was smaller than expected.

Hotel was very clean -- rooms were as well, but average in terms of Marriott standards - particularly for a JW -- room could have been a Courtyard (save the minibar and toiletries)

Room Tip: Ocean side -- plus construction currently.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Stayed here several times through the years, never disappointed. I would however strongly recommend paying a bit extra and getting one of the better rooms / facing courtyard or sea. During the summer season they have a breakfast buffet (my preference) which goes away for some odd reason the rest of the year. You can easily walk to the Beach, the Santa Monica Pier, the Third Street Promenade, tons of shops and restaurants, the location is just unbeatable. If you are looking for budget accommodations however you should not stay here. I have read a review related to this place missing an "ambience" and I couldn't disagree more, there is an air of relaxation and peacefulness throughout the property, and the staff is by all means exceptional, except perhaps for some of the breakfast / restaurant employees that can be a bit abrupt.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Tried this hotel to see if it was any better then place I normally stay in that area. I had read the reviews and they were not glowing by any means. I called hotel directly to book rooms as I had a few concerns. Mentioned all the negative reviews I had read and expressed my doubts about actually staying there. Was assured we would have nice rooms. Lobby was nice. Outdoor eating area nice. Bar food was good. Pool very small. No hot tub (even in the spa...boo hoo). Rooms were very spacious which was nice. Thankfully we were not on the street side of the hotel as there is a BIG construction site and lots of noise!!! The housekeeping staff was OUTSTANDING and should get gold stars for their constant pleasant presence during our stay! Thank you ladies/gentleman. Overall, place needs a renovation (sure they know that) but we had a pleasant time there. Just don't have high expectations and you're fine!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were looking for somewhere nice in SM, and this amazing hotel with beautiful rooms and a wonderful mattress just made our stay perfect. Very close to SM Pier, beach and shopping. The staff were extremely helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Prompt service at the valet, front desk, housekeeping. Super-fast room service. Breakfast in 15 minutes. We had a room overlooking the courtyard, where they had music playing on the speakers,maybe from the lobby bar just inside, from way too early to way too late. The room was very nice but not as nice as most JW hotels.The staff were very polite. Location is on busy Ocean Ave. near the Santa Monica Pier, so lots of traffic, but not a lot of traffic noise.Overall, a good experience.

Room Tip: Get as far as you can from the lobby
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Walnut Creek, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful lobby, crisp clean rooms and comfortable beds and a staff that's friendly and helpful. But I expected more of a top billed beach RESORT hotel that's quite expensive. The pool is tiny, we were told the heater was broken and there is no hottub. The pool deck is also small. The walk to the beach and location is amazing. But there's a little touch of ambience missing here. We much prefer Shutters on the Beach next door. There's a buzz in the air that's missing at what is otherwise a really lovely hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I spent week (6/16-6/21) there for work. I am used to staying in Hilton and Embassy Suites hotels. They don't compare to this hotel. Le Merigot is a Full service hotel with nothing but the customer in mind. If you are a person bothered by someone asking "How are you, do you need anything" avoid this hotel. Otherwise, if you like to be pampered with a service and a smile this is the place. The rooms, hallways, elevators and exterior where absolutely clean and well maintained. The entire place smelled clean and inviting, when was the last time you heard that kind of description for a hotel. My wife and daughter just loved the placed. The parking seems expensive but, with the unlimited in-out privileges it paid off. The area is beautiful, plenty of places to eat. (Look up my reviews) The beach was right out the back of the hotel (about 100ft). I reviewed the places I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner including McDonald’s :(.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1740 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Santa Monica
#12 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#12 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#16 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary European-style Hotel situated overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 5 miles from J. Paul Getty Museum. ... more   less 
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